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mea·sly

(mēz'lē),
Pertaining to pork or beef infected with the cysticerci of the tapeworms Taenia solium or Taenia saginata, respectively.

measly

(mēz′lē)
adj. mea·slier, mea·sliest
1. Infected with measles.
2. Slang Contemptibly small; meager: gave the waiter a measly tip.

measly

adjective Referring to meat infested with pork tapeworm (Taenia solium) larvae.
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